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Your search for posts with tags containing Invasion of Canada found 9 posts

George Washington and the First Mandatory Immunization

The debate over mandatory vaccination for Covid-19 has led to many articles referring to how George Washington handled a similar issue, this one involving... The post George Washington and the First Mandatory Immunization appeared first on Journal of...

David Wooster Kept the Men at Quebec: Giving Credit to a Much-Maligned General

Most modern historical treatments of the American invasion of Canada disparage Brig. Gen. David Wooster for his leadership in Canada. A detailed examination of... The post David Wooster Kept the Men at Quebec: Giving Credit to a Much-Maligned General...

This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Bayer on the Fake News of Quebec’s Surrender

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews PhD student and JAR contributor Jonathan Bayer on his discovery of an account of the surrender... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Bayer on the Fake News of Quebec’s Surrender...

Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution

In 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post printed a letter, allegedly from Paris, which reported that American commander Benedict Arnold had captured the last major British... The post Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution appeared...

Incredible Insults and Hardships: The Hostage Experience of Ebenezer Sullivan

When twenty-three-year-old Capt. Ebenezer Sullivan nobly volunteered himself as a prisoner-exchange hostage in the last weeks of the Canadian invasion, he had no way... The post Incredible Insults and Hardships: The Hostage Experience of Ebenezer Sullivan...

Ethan Allen’s “Motley Parcel of Soldiery” at Montreal

When Ethan Allen described his defeat and capture outside Montreal at Longue Pointe on September 25, 1775, he observed that “it was a motley... The post Ethan Allen’s “Motley Parcel of Soldiery” at Montreal appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: Mark R. Anderson on Ethan Allen’s Mysterious Defeat at Montreal

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian, retired Air Force officer, and JAR contributor Mark R. Anderson on his research into the causes... The post This Week on Dispatches: Mark R. Anderson on Ethan Allen’s...

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